Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov intends to step down as head of the national Olympic Committee to focus on parliamentary work, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.
"There is an understanding that Zhukov wants to focus on his parliamentary work," Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov a saying.
Zhukov is currently first vice speaker of the Russian parliament, or Duma, and a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Image: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov
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